Hunter Mountain, a Vail-owned property in upstate New York, remained closed Thursday after ski patrollers were forced to remain away from the mountain due to COVID-19 concerns.
Hunter had been closed since Tuesday, but announced it would re-open on Friday.
“There is nothing simple about operating during a pandemic,” the resort posted on Facebook, “but we are committed first and foremost to the safety of our employees and guests. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused and appreciate the support of our guests, employees and community during this challenging time.”
The resort hasn’t said whether the situation was a COVID outbreak amidst the patrollers or if it was a close-contact protocol. But it does make you wonder if and when a similar scenario might arise in New England.